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Tuesday, 4 August 2020

Bordeaux Pits (Saffron Walden water)

Inter-club (Saffron Walden)

Saffron Walden won overall with 50 points to Bishop's Stortford's 55 points

1st Phil Whitmill 14lbs 1oz
2nd Mark Evans 10lbs 10oz
3rd Fred Hunt 8lbs 5oz
4th Sam Robinson 7lbs 7oz

Inter-club (Saffron Walden)
Inter-club (Saffron Walden)

Phil's day

Hi all, I fished the Weds club match, it was an interclub match with Saffron Walden on Bordeaux Pits. The Stortford team knew it was going to be hard but rough with the smooth. I drew peg 10 and didn't know what to expect so fished light looking for skimmers and roach. Made two lines up: 1 at 10 meters to my left with maggot and micro pellets; and 10 meters to my right with corn and pellets. Started off catching the odd roach on corn then a couple of small carp of 6oz each then nothing. Stayed with that line for another 15 mins and was just going to change to my maggot line when got done by a very large carp. It took out my elastic and all so put on another rig for bigger fish. Needless to say it was very hard to get bites. Not fed my margin at all but noticed some swirls at about 2 meters from my box so handful of red maggots and a handful of micro pellets and all hell broke loose. When I got it in I estimated at least 20 lbs common carp but unfortunately it only counts as 2lbs in these matches. I went on to catch 5 more carp average of 15lbs and lost 6 more.

That got me 1st place with 14lbs 1oz, 2nd was Mark Evans with 10lbs 10oz, 3rd Fred Hunt with 8lbs 5oz and 4th was Sam Robinson with 7lbs 7oz. Saffron Walden won overall with 50 points to Bishop's Stortford's 55 points

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